We are committed to meeting 100 percent of your calculated financial need with a combination of grants and student employment.

Our need-based financial aid packages do not include a loan component. Students and parents have the option of borrowing educational loans as a matter of personal choice, to help cover some or all of the assessed family contribution.

Davidson College participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program for all federal student and parent loans. This applies to all borrowers, both new and continuing. All first-time student and parent borrowers will be required to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN).  First-time student borrowers must also complete Entrance Counseling prior to loan disbursement.  These requirements need to be completed only once while the student is enrolled at Davidson.

In addition to the Federal Direct Loan program, Davidson students are also able to borrow private, alternative education loans through numerous sources. Davidson College has neither a preferred lender list nor an institutional loan program.

Loans FAQ

For more information on loans, check out our frequently asked questions

External Payment Resources

We work with families who are seeking ways to finance a Davidson education. Learn more about additional options available to you.

The Davidson Trust

Learn how The Davidson Trust can help meet 100 percent of your calculated financial need.